Capybara Adopts Dachshund Puppies (SLIDESHOW) Huffington Post
Google: Keep Google Reader Running Change.org. Please sign! Particularly if you read NC via RSS!
Capitalism and democracy not compatible on the Internet, author says EurekAlert (Chuck L)
Bottled water doesn’t actually come from where you think it does Grist. I thought everyone knew this. Sort of like knowing there is no Santa Claus.
Plague Graves Unearthed: Rail Dig May Shed Light On Black Death Bacteria Huffington Post (Carol B)
HUGO CHAVEZ AND THE GLOBAL POVERTY CONSPIRACY Greg Palast, Vice
The Reality Of Doing Business In Spain: A Personal Account Testosterone Pit (Chuck L)
Christians in Libya being rounded up and beaten Telegraph (May S). Even if true, headlines like this mean the officialdom is aggressively cultivating public support for continued intervention
Slate Agrees that Obama’s Vanity Drives the Grand Betrayal – and Praises the Betrayal Bill Black (New Economic Perspectives)
Talks Open Window for Deficit Deal Wall Street Journal
Sequester this supersonic albatross and they can serve free caviar when they renew White House tours Daily Kos (Carol B). I prefer Grayson’s “get out of Afghanistan and that takes care of the sequester.”
Intrusive Surveillance Software FinSpy Found In 25 Countries Including America DSWright Firedoglake (Carol B). Quelle surprise!
Whalin’ at JPM. Really unhappy with the feed difficulties I had with the hearings, and thanks for the reader discussion:
Senate Subcommittee Feasting On Whale Today Matt Levine. I’m glad Levine come around to recognizing there was a problem, but it’s still pretty astonishing that some people don’t get the significance of what was already public. 1Q 2012 earnings were restated, the accountant’s statement was qualified and the oversight for marking positions was within the CIO (an astonishingly irregular fox running the henhouse policy).
US Markets Live special JPM Whale edition FT Alpahville. This is an interesting format, a finance nerd version of sport commentary. They thought Levin did a great job (and yours truly was impressed too)
Lessons From the Senate Hearing on the London Whale Trades masaccio, Firedoglake (Carol B)
Lean on Me: Visible Order Size and Trading Increments Richard Bookstaber
Yin Wong, Disabled San Francisco Resident, Says She Was Foreclosed On But Never Missed A Payment Huffington Post. Still happening!
FHFA OIG Looks at Freddie Mac’s $1.2B Lehman Brothers Loss Mortgage News Daily (Deontos)
CR Intrinsic Agrees to Pay More than $600 Million in Largest-Ever Settlement for Insider Trading Case SEC. SAC Capital affiliate.
AIG bailout left Greenberg with chutzpah intact MarketWatch
Antidote du jour (martha r):